Khloé Kardashian says sister Kim is "not doing that well"

Kim has filed a lawsuit against a libellous online media outlet that claimed that she staged the robbery

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 12 Oct 2016

How Kim is coping
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[Updated 12 October 2016] Khloé Kardashian was a guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show yesterday and she told viewers that her sister Kim Kardashian was "not doing that well" after the robbery in Paris.

"I mean, it's incredibly traumatic what happened to her, but our family is super close and great and we'll get through it together, and we do appreciate all of your guys' love and support and it will take time," Khloé said.

Host Ellen then asked if this meant that the Kardashians will cut back from social media postings.

"Well, I think it's just a wakeup call to make a lot of life adjustments," Khloé explained. "This is a really serious matter for Kim. I think that's really personal as to when that emotional terror you could move on from that."

Sources also report that Kim had filed a lawsuit against an online media outlet that called the reality TV star a "liar and a thief". It also accused her of staging the robbery.


After being robbed at gunpoint on 3 October at the Hôtel de Pourtalès during Paris Fashion Week, Kim Kardashian has understandably been keeping a low profile, and concentrating on spending time with her children North, 2, and Saint, 9 months, and husband Kanye West.

There have been developments in her robbery case, however. Here's what we know.

The concierge who let the robbers in wrote a letter to Kim
The concierge at the Paris hotel where Kim was robbed has penned an open letter to the reality TV star, according to TMZ.

"Dear Kim: When you feel the cold steel of a gun at your neck, it is the moment when remaining calm can mean the difference of life or death, both our lives," the letter began. He ended the letter with "I hope you are feeling better."

The concierge, whose name remains undisclosed, claimed that he even had a verbal exchange with Kim. She had asked him "Are we going to die?" to which he replied "I don't know." It is still unclear as to whether the exchange had happened before or after Kim was bound and gagged by her robbers.

Kim will hold back on social media postings and public appearances
According to People, Kim is "cutting down on all public appearances for the time being" after the horrifying ordeal. "This scared everyone," a source said. "They're not taking chances... It was really a scary situation for the entire family and it's just not worth it to put themselves out there unnecessarily right now."

Keeping Up With the Kardashians filming has been put on hold
"Kim's wellbeing is our core focus right now. No decision has been made as to when production will resume," a spokesperson for the network said.

Her social media absence will lose her a significant amount of money
Celebrity financial advisor Samuel Rad said that Kim is likely to lose about $1 million a month if she withdraws from social media alone. But he also said that her brief absence could help boost her following.

"I think what's going to happen is the first post she's going to put up after not having posted for [a while], it's going to get so many more followers and hits. I think that it might actually end up helping her. Especially if Kim positions [her return to social media] correctly … I think it could be a really big money-maker for her brand."

"People are hoping to hear from her," Samuel added. "If Kim positions herself correctly, she can have a real blockbuster media score." 

Maybe it's just us, but boosting her social media following seems like a low priority right now.

Kim will increase her security detail
"[She will have] a much heavier security team," said a source. "There will be a focus on security personal who aren't in traditional clothing. There will be a lot more undercover security. When something like this happens everything changes. Everything will change. It changes the whole family – how and where they travel."

But the extra security will cost her a bomb, no doubt.

"She's spending 10 times I would say now versus what she was before, easily," said security consultant Joseph M. LaSorsa. "Now she's going to have full-time residential security and full-time a handful of guys around the clock… It's going to be around the clock, considering this incident occurred at 3am in the morning, I'm sure the shock of that vulnerability that they exploited in terms of conducting the theft at 3am in the morning, they're not going to let any gap exist now."

Kim will probably never see her stolen jewellery again
Scott Selby, jewellery theft expert and co-author of Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History has said that it is "highly unlikely" Kim will ever see her jewellery again.

"What happens next is that these thieves will bring the diamonds and jewellery to somebody they already have lined up before they did this job – a fence," Scott said. "What happens after that is the fence will take apart this jewellery, so that loses value – and now you have all these separate stones."

He said the jewels will be sold on the black market, predicting that they'll most likely end up in Antwerp, Belgium's diamond district, within weeks. "Diamonds like that change hands five times in two days in Antwerp's diamond district," he said. "Nobody will ever know... They will be on the fingers of Americans within six months to a year."

Kanye wants to replace her stolen ring
Sources revealed that the new bling "might just be bigger" but you won't see Kim flaunting her new jewel on social media soon. "She wants another ring eventually and she will just be very careful on how she displays it going forward," an insider said.

Some people think Kim staged the robbery
"It's crazy to her that people, even for a second, think she is fabricating this story," a source told E! News. "She feels like no one understands her and what she's been through. Kim is surrounded by her friends and family now. She is really upset and is going to speak to a therapist in deeper lengths about this."

Related: Kim Kardashian robbed at gunpoint in Paris hotel, millions stolen
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